Family holiday stress was the subject of our last Steppping Stones newsletter and several readers emailed to let us know how timely it was.

With the smell of Thanksgiving turkey still in the air, take a minute to be mindful of how the day was for you. And with the holidays of December right around the corner, think about how you want to celebrate them. What is it that you are full of and what fills you up?

Know that the messiness and exhileration of family dynamics can lead to understanding yourself and others better. Conflict can serve as an invitation to grow when you honor the importance of relationships. A lot of people feel that, with family, there are no returns or exchanges even with a gift receipt. So embrace the holiday season and rejoice in the love, support and connection of your family.

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